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1 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jul 15, 2012 5:44:07am

The story is not at all funny, but I have to admit that "celestial police" made me laugh so loud & suddenly that I almost sprayed coffee all over my monitor.

At least it's shorter than the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, so I guess that counts for something. // I forgot—can someone explain to me again why we need religious police in the 21st century?

From the source article:

Heading this religious group, which exacts from its followers one salary a week and venerates Our Lady of the Rosary, is an elder who calls himself "Bishop Martin of Tours," and who replaced the sect's founder, "Pope Nabor," as its spiritual leader five years ago. [...]

The problems are nothing new, since, according to the mayor, in 1999 several members of the sect were expelled for refusing to obey internal regulations ordering women and young girls to be handed over for the sexual satisfaction of their spiritual leader. [...]

Sounds like a cult.

2 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Jul 15, 2012 5:58:43pm

re: #1 CuriousLurker

The story is not at all funny, but I have to admit that "celestial police" made me laugh so loud & suddenly that I almost sprayed coffee all over my monitor.

At least it's shorter than the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, so I guess that counts for something. // I forgot—can someone explain to me again why we need religious police in the 21st century?

From the source article:

Sounds like a cult.

Several hallmarks of a cult: Sexual coercion, financial coercion, physical coercion, mental coercion.

See a trend here?

3 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jul 15, 2012 7:37:37pm

re: #1 CuriousLurker

The story is not at all funny, but I have to admit that "celestial police" made me laugh so loud & suddenly that I almost sprayed coffee all over my monitor.

Celestial police = Mutaween (virtue and all that)

4 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 15, 2012 9:26:06pm

celestial police are always harshing on my vibe too.

5 Timmeh  Mon, Jul 16, 2012 3:11:14am

Sounds very much like the Taliban.


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